Funfetti Pancakes

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I love a good nonsensical food holiday, and try to celebrate most of them, because, why the hell not? Well, today is National Pancake Day, and I wasn’t going to let this one slide. So, here’s a very simple pancake recipe, and then, with the addition of your party pants and some sprinkles, you get Funfetti Pancakes.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • As many sprinkles as your heart desires

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.

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Next, make a little well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter. Mix until smooth.

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Mix in all your sprinkles.

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Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan (I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop and pour). As soon as you start to see some little air bubbles on the top of the pancake, they’re ready to flip. You can let them get golden brown, or, serve them a little bit lighter to really let the sprinkles pop. 

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Happy holiday! 

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Printer friendly version:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • As many sprinkles as your heart desires

In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Next, make a little well in the center of the mixture and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter. Mix until smooth. Mix in all your sprinkles.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Scoop the batter onto the pan (I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop and pour). As soon as you start to see some little air bubbles on the top of the pancake, they’re ready to flip. You can let them get golden brown, or, serve them a little bit lighter to really let the sprinkles pop. 

 

Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe

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Brunch struck again in Portland, ME. Next stop was to Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe in the Art District. The restaurant has a very relaxed, casual feel, with a bit of a quirky side. 

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Art is found throughout the place and the pictures on the walls are all for sale. Service was a little slow-going to start, but things picked up and we were on our way to Brunchtown, USA. 

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For my entree, I ordered the Belgian Waffle Of The Day: Coffee and Spice Wonut (cross between a waffle and donut with maple glaze, fruit and whipped cream). I didn’t know a Wonut existed, but I’m damn glad that Bibo’s made one. It truly was a well executed hybrid, incorporating the lightness of a waffle, but also the denser, cakiness of a donut. The flavor was amazing, a delightful spiced richness where you could get some waves of coffee essence, and the glaze was just the cherry on top. Well, glaze on top. 

The Shorts:
Name: Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe
Location: 23 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, it was a pretty charming little spot for brunch. 
Would I recommend it? It was a quaint spot worth checking out, in a very central neighborhood. Can’t guaranty they’ll have a Wonut when you go, but, chances are, they’ll have something else just as great.